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Phoenix I (Packet)

A mythical bird of ancient Egypt which, after living some 500 years, consumes itself in fire, only to rise again rejuvenated from its ashes. The Capital of Arizona located on the Salt River. The first two Phoenixes were named for the legendary bird; the third and fourth were named for the city.



The first Phoenix was a packet purchased by the Continental Navy in 1778. No other data concerning her has been found.

Published: Thu Aug 20 09:44:28 EDT 2015